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RS schloss bruneck

Brunico Castle

Brunico Castle is an episcopal castle in the heart of the Val di Pusteria and houses the MMM Ripa.

Brunico Castle lies on the top of the hill that dominates Brunico, the city on the Rienza river. In the middle of the 13th century , the bishop of Bressanone, Bruno von Kirchberg, commissioned the building of the castle in order to protect his lands in the Val Pusteria, laying the foundations for the town of Brunico.

The interiors of the castle host numerous emblems of the bishops who lived here: Albert von Enna (1323-1326), Ulrich Putsch (1427-1437), Andreas of Austria (1591-1600) or the bishops of Spaur and Welsperg. All of them contributed to the building of the castle, either by extending or restoring it. Unfortunately, many of the frescos in the rooms and halls of the castle are poorly preserved.

In July 2011 the fifth Messner Mountain Museum was opened at Brunico Castle: MMM Ripa. Its interactive collection mainly focuses on the everyday culture of mountain people like Sherpas, Indios, Tibetans, Mongols and Hunzas.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Tue 19 Jan closed
  • Wed 20 Jan closed
  • Thu 21 Jan closed
  • Fri 22 Jan closed
  • Sat 23 Jan closed
  • Sun 24 Jan closed
  • Mon 25 Jan closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 01/31/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

MMM Ripa - winter (12/26/2020 - 04/25/2021)

  • Mon 12:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 12:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 12:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

MMM Ripa - summer (07/05/2020 - 11/01/2020)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 11.00 adults
€ 4.00 children and young people, school classes
€ 9.00 students, elderlie, groups (15 or more persons)
€ 24.00 family ticket

MMM Tour-Ticket: one visit each to Firmian, Juval, Ortles, Ripa, Dolomites and Corones
€ 40.00 adults
€ 35.00 students, senior, groups (15 or more persons), people with disabilities
€ 15.00 children and young people
€ 90.00 family ticket

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